Author: melissa johnson

Lady Luck 2-Tank Dive

Dive into fun as we head down to Pompano Beach with MSDT Tito Oliveras to explore the Lady Luck, the world’s only “underwater casino!” We are headed down for a morning 2-Tank Dive with Diveboat Diversity in Deerfield Beach on Sunday, October 29th.  The Lady Luck rests in 126 feet of water, and rises to just under 60 feet at the top of the mast. The tanker ship is 324 feet long, and 50 feet wide, and features unique statues by artist Dennis McDonald. Scattered over the deck of the Lady Luck are “card sharks,” Octopus dealing a hand, and larger-than-life...

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JULY SNORKEL CAMP: PHOTO GALLERY

Even more kids joined us for the second summer session of our Snorkel Camp in July! We had a week of fun in the sun, working closely with both experienced snorkels and new swimmers to improve their skills. The camp featured educational activities to teach campers about water properties, environmental conservation, and the importance of our marine ecosystems. Check out the July Snorkel Camp video here. Campers celebrated their “graduation” from Snorkel Camp with a family snorkel session at the Blue Heron Bridge! Parents and siblings joined us as we explored the snorkel trail at Phil Foster Park, identifying many of the marine life...

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SOCIAL NIGHT: HISTORY OF LOCAL WRECKS

Fri, Oct 27 6:30 – 8 PM Learn about the history, the legends, and the lure of Palm Beach County’s oldest and youngest wrecks during our October Social Night! Jena McNeal, Artificial Reef Coordinator for the PBC Deptarment of Environmental Resources Management, will share the stories of some of our favorite wrecks and artificial reefs throughout Palm Beach County. See historic photos, and learn how sinking procedures have changed over the years. Jena will also share plans for future wrecks that may be coming to our area. October is WRECK MONTH at Pura Vida Divers! Check out these awesome sites...

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JOIN US: ARTIFICIAL REEF FUNDRAISER & PARTY

PBCDA Artificial Reef Fundraiser: Event Date: Saturday, October 7th Start time: 6:00 pm Location: Loggerhead Marinelife Center – 14200 US Hwy 1 – Juno Beach, FL 33408 The Palm Beach County Dive Association (PBCDA) annual Artificial Reef Fundraiser is more than an opportunity for fellow avid divers in the community to get together, it’s an event to help provide new artificial reefs for you to dive! As part of the celebration marking the anniversary of the Danny McCauley Memorial Reef, and the M/V Ana Cecilia, the PBCDA has been hard at work raising more funds to add a new member to the roster of exciting wrecks in...

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OCTOBER FEATURED GEAR

CUSTOM COLOR BCD Express your under water style with a customized Zeagle BCD. Create an entire BCD in your favorite color or add accent panels to set your gear apart. Treat your buddy to a dive surprise this holiday season! Each custom color BCD takes approx. 6 weeks to create, so place your order now to beat the holiday rush. Nearly every panel can be customized to your choice of 9 colors. Customization is available on the Ranger LTD, Ranger, Stiletto and Zena styles. Questions? Stop by the shop to preview custome designs and place your order.   WRECK DIVING ESSENTIALS Lift Bag: XS Scuba Deluxe 50lb lift bag This 50lb lift bag can be filled through a no spill baffle at the bottom or via a combination oral/BCD QD inflator. The 2” over pressure relief valve with manual pull dump allows for precise control of the bag in the water and at the surface. The lifting strap features a heavy duty stainless steel D ring for attachment to your reel. The top of the bag features a stainless steel D ring to attach a slate if you need to send a message to the surface as well as an elastic loop for attachment of a chem light (glow stick) to be seen at night. Large velcro straps insure the bag stays neatly stowed while not in use.   Reel: Dive Rite Slide...

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